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Deer Lick Nature Sanctuary – 11/12/17

Our lucky 13 group enjoyed a beautiful crisp Fall day exploring this beautiful National Natural Landmark. This protected sanctuary prohibits hunting, so it was an ideal venue for this time of year. Known for it’s Old Growth Trees, we savored … Continue reading

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Bruce Trail Hike, Part 3 – 11/4/17

Ken Martin led our merry group on Part 3 of a Bruce Trail journey throughout the Niagara Section in Ontario. Eight of us began our 20 km hike near the gorgeous Balls Falls and finished just east of Grimsby. We … Continue reading

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Niagara Gorge Hike – 10/22/17

A dozen Happy Hikers had perfect sunny Fall weather to descend into the Niagara Gorge for a close encounter with the  mighty Niagara River. We hiked along the wild water from Whirlpool to Devil’s Hole State Parks, viewing the gigantic … Continue reading

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Bruce Trail Hike, Part 2 – 9/30/17

Seasoned ADK Hiker, Ken Martin led a second 12‐mile hike within the scenic Niagara Section of Ontario’s stellar Bruce Trail. Our jolly group began at Decew Falls near Brock University and finished near Ball’s Falls in Jordan.     This … Continue reading

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Bruce Trail Hike, Part 1 – 9/9/17

Ken Martin led an enthusiastic ADK group from the Southern Terminus of the Bruce Trail to the Welland Canal. We had perfect sunny Fall weather for this 12-mile/20 km hike. We savored awesome escarpment views, copious Fall wildflower blooms, and … Continue reading

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Trip Report-Ice Skating 2/17/17

  Ice Skating (February 17) – Is it possible for those over 50 to re-enter the world of ice skating and enjoy themselves as they had in earlier years? YES! Under the guidance, encouragement, and friendship of ADKer Paul Kochmanski, … Continue reading

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Eighteen Mile Creek Hike-2/26/17

Eighteen cheerful hikers enjoyed a 4-mile scenic gorge hike, starting at the trailhead on South Creek Road in Hamburg. At the 2-mile turnaround point there was a comical sign: TRAIL ENDS HERE. The Creek’s name is based on the distance … Continue reading

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Franklin Gulf Park, May 22 2016

Kim Newland treated us to a fantastic afternoon hike in one of Western NY’s little-known wilderness gems. Eight hikers enjoyed serene woods filled with spring wildflowers including several patches of spectacular Pink Lady’s Slippers (aka Moccasin Flowers). After hiking along … Continue reading

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Trip Report – Earth Day Niagara River Shoreline Cleanup – 4/23/16

ADK members celebrated 2016 Earth Day weekend on Saturday, April 23 by participating in a cleanup of Unity Island in Buffalo. Members joined forces with volunteers from Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper on a beautiful, sunny day to comb the island’s Niagara … Continue reading

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October 5th Paddle of Oak Orchard River

We had a marvelous day on the river.  Due to some recent rain, The river was running higher than recently.  That was a good thing in view of the difficulty in paddling over gravel in recent weeks.  It also made … Continue reading

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